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UK government must kick-start the construction of large-scale electricity storage or fail to meet legal binding net zero targets by 2050, warns Royal Society report | Royal Society

  2024-03-11 (or before) in The Royal Society

‘Large-scale electricity storage’ report examines a wide variety of ways to store surplus wind and solar generated electricity which will be needed when Great Britain’s supply is dominated by volatile wind and solar power.

  Tagged under: Batteries | Energy Storage | UK | Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid | Wind Power

Large-scale electricity storage | Royal Society

  2024-03-11 (or before) in The Royal Society

This policy briefing explores the need for energy storage to underpin renewable energy generation in Great Britain. It assesses various energy storage technologies.

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Electricity | Batteries

Capacity crunch on National Grid is delaying new homes in UK by years

  2024-03-10 in The Guardian

Council leaders warn of ‘infrastructure crisis’ that will also affect green energy schemes and hinder growth

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid

How can nuclear fit into a renewable grid where base load can’t compete?

  2024-03-05 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Coalition’s push for nuclear is fundamentally flawed, not just for nuclear, but for any high capital cost base load generator. 

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Australia | Nuclear Power

Biggest offshore wind farm in world scraps green hydrogen proposal

  2024-03-03 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Developers had been exploring hydrogen and grid sales in tandem, but decided on the latter after winning a grid connection.

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Wind Power

World must spend $A18 trillion in renewables and grids by 2030 to meet climate targets

  2024-02-13 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

World must spend at least $A18 trillion on renewables and the grid to meet climate targets, and most can come from scrapping fossil fuel plans.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid

Connect but don't supply: Solar Energy UK denounces grid delay 'farce'

  2024-02-08 by in Current News - Tracking the transition to a decarbonised, digitised and decentralised energy economy

Grid delays are "descending into a farce" according to Solar Energy UK, as projects with accelerated connections remain unable to supply electricity for years.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid

One easy way to boost the grid: upgrade the power lines

  2024-01-31 by in Volts - David Roberts' Blog

Upgrading power lines — “reconductoring,” in the biz — enables the electricity grid to transmit more power and leak less of it. In this episode, I talk with a CEO and a researcher about the national potential of reconductoring, if balky utilities can be convinced to deploy it.

  Tagged under: Electricity | Electricity Grid

AI Needs So Much Power That Old Coal Plants Are Sticking Around - Bloomberg

  2024-01-25 in Bloomberg

Power companies are scrambling to satisfy the needs of data centers and new factories in a country where the grid is already strained.

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid

Turning Wasted Wind into Clean Hydrogen - Policy Exchange

  2024-01-17 (or before) in Policy Exchange - An Examination of Gender and Safeguarding in Schools

Download Publication Online Reader A new report from Policy Exchange details the growing fiscal and economic opportunity cost of the growing power grid congestion holding back the UK’s world-class wind fleet In the absence of sufficient transmission capacity, the UK is losing one billion pounds a year because of system constraints. By the time planned solutions are implemented next decade, the cost of curtailment will have increased to an annual […]

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity Grid

‘They’ve knocked down hundreds of trees’: concerns over Cornwall’s new anti-gridlock road

  2023-12-31 in The Guardian

The infamous A30 summer bottleneck will go when dual carriageway opens in March, boosting the local tourism economy. But for some residents, the cost is too high

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Trees

UK and Denmark turn on 'world’s longest land and subsea interconnector'

  2023-12-29 in Recharge | Latest renewable energy news

Viking Link aims to connect wind producers to bigger markets

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Wind Power

Wasted wind power adds £40 to household energy bills, says think tank

  2023-12-19 in The BBC

When it is very windy the grid cannot handle the extra power generated, says Carbon Tracker.

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity Grid

Special report: Redesigning the UK's energy grid for a greener climate

  2023-12-15 (or before) in YouTube

The UK's electricity grid is struggling to catch up with the shifting energy map, as renewables replace fossil fuels and the grid’s infrastructure and manage...

  Tagged under: Energy | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Renewable Energy

Heat pump supply chain environmental impact reduction to improve the UK energy sustainability, resiliency and security - Scientific Reports

  2023-11-23 in Nature

Various heat pump technologies are examined from an environmental perspective using a life cycle assessment approach. The investigated heat pump systems utilize air, ground, and water as their energy sources. Additionally, an innovative heat pump powered by green hydrogen is investigated in this study, to evaluate its environmental impacts and potential to commercialise on a large scale. A range of supply chain scenarios is explored, considering the main suppliers of the UK market. The reshoring heat pump industry and supply chain are evaluated to enhance energy resilience and security within the UK. The findings indicate that t...

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Electricity Grid | Sustainability

Giant batteries drain economics of gas power plants

  2023-11-21 in Yahoo

Giant batteries that ensure stable power supply by offsetting intermittent renewable supplies are becoming cheap enough to make developers abandon scores of projects for gas-fired generation world-wide. The long-term economics of gas-fired plants, used in Europe and some parts of the United States primarily to compensate for the intermittent nature of wind and solar power, are changing quickly, according to Reuters' interviews with more than a dozen power plant developers, project finance bankers, analysts and consultants. They said some battery operators are already supplying back-up power to grids at a price competitive with...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Economics | Wind Power | Electricity Grid | Finance

Solar panel advances will see millions abandon electrical grid, scientists predict | The Independent

  2023-11-09 in The Independent

Solar energy costs have fallen 90 per cent over the last decade, while new discoveries have seen efficiency rates rise

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electricity Grid

Solar behind big price falls as grid demand and coal power pushed to record lows

  2023-10-22 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

The growth in renewables over the past year has had a major impact on Australia’s main electricity grid, with wholesale prices tumbling from their 2022 peaks, and grid demand and coal output …

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Renewable Energy

'We need to get on with it': Government urged to boost UK infrastructure investment to deliver net zero

  2023-10-18 in Business Green

National Infrastructure Commission warns annual public and private infrastructure investment needs to rise by tens of billions of pounds to deliver on net zero and levelling up ambitions, saving households thousands of pounds a year in the process

  Tagged under: UK Politics | Net Zero | Electricity Grid

Getting more out of the grid we've already built

  2023-09-13 by in Volts - David Roberts' Blog

The US desperately needs more electricity transmission, but new lines take forever to permit & build. Happily, there is a set of technologies that can help us get as much as 40-50% more capacity out of the grid we've already built! I discuss these "grid-enhancing technologies" with the head of their trade group.

  Tagged under: Electricity | Electricity Grid

Genex eyes trebling of revenue, says new battery already “sopping up” negative prices

  2023-09-04 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Genex says its revenue will increase threefold over next three years, with its growing storage portfolio and the “tremendous opportunity” of volatile grid pricing.

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid

Grid operator plans €16 billion link from offshore wind parks to industry hub

  2023-08-28 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

German grid operator unveils plans to underground power lines to bring electricity from wind turbines in the North Sea to consumers in the power-hungry west.

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity | Electricity Grid


  2023-08-25 (or before) in Politico PRO

A surge in battery storage is helping Texas beat the heat without additional fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Texas | Fossil Fuels | Electricity Grid

Emergence of Large-Scale Hydrodynamic Structures Due to Atmospheric Offshore Wind Farm Wakes

  2023-08-21 (or before) in Frontiers

The potential impact of offshore wind farms through decreasing sea surface wind speed on the shear forcing and its consequences for the ocean dynamics are investigated. Based on the unstructured-grid model SCHISM, we present a new cross-scale hydrodynamic model setup for the southern North Sea, which enables high-resolution analysis of offshore wind farms in the marine environment. We introduce an observational-based empirical approach to parameterize the atmospheric wakes in a hydrodynamic model and simulate the seasonal cycle of the summer stratification in consideration of the recent state of wind farm development in the sout...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Electricity Grid | Wind Power

Revisiting the global hydrological cycle: is it intensifying?

  2023-08-15 (or before) in HESS - Recent

Abstract. As a result of technological advances in monitoring atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and biosphere, as well as in data management and processing, several databases have become freely available. These can be exploited in revisiting the global hydrological cycle with the aim, on the one hand, to better quantify it and, on the other hand, to test the established climatological hypotheses according to which the hydrological cycle should be intensifying because of global warming. By processing the information from gridded ground observations, satellite data and reanalyses, it turns out that the established hypotheses are...

  Tagged under: Ice Melting | Sea Level | Electricity Grid

'Power-ups': Octopus and UKPN to offer free electricity during spikes in renewables generation

  2023-08-10 in Business Green

Octopus Energy and UK Power Networks to provide free green electricity to local grids at times of high wind and solar generation

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity | Electricity Grid

Wind and solar eat fossil fuels in Europe and US, but it’s a slow burn in Australia

  2023-07-10 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

The pace of change in some of the world’s biggest grids is accelerating, but in Australia the transition is facing problems for governments and agencies.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Fossil Fuels | Electricity Grid | Wind Power

UK Paid to Boost Coal Provision While Ordering Wind Output Cut - Bloomberg

  2023-07-06 (or before) in Bloomberg

The UK ordered one of the country’s biggest wind farms to cut output over the weekend even as the grid paid a coal plant to help maintain supply security.

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Wind Power

‘Stay out of the water’: what lurks below California’s zombie lake?

  2023-07-03 in The Guardian

Winter storms inundated an industrial agricultural area the size of Lake Tahoe, flooding fields, homes and electricity grids

  Tagged under: Electricity | California | Electricity Grid

Microgrid "living laboratory" to demonstrate resilient, renewable power systems of the future - One Step Off The Grid

  2023-06-29 in Homepage - One Step Off The Grid

A flagship mixed-use, precinct-based solar and battery power system will highlight the benefits and challenges of deploying microgrids on the electricity network.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid

Heat dome’s scorching temperatures in Texas expected to expand across US

  2023-06-28 in The Guardian

Power use in the state reached a record high Tuesday and will continue to strain the grid as the heatwave moves north

  Tagged under: Texas | Electricity Grid | Florida | Alabama

Why Natural Gas Makes the US Power Grid Vulnerable

  2023-06-28 (or before) in Bloomberg

Natural gas generation can seize up when a climate calamity hits, endangering the country’s swiftly electrifying economy.

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid

Solar helps Texas carry energy load as heatwave puts power grid to test

  2023-06-28 in The Guardian

State has managed to avoid rolling blackouts amid three-digit temperatures thanks to its supply of solar power, experts say

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Texas | Electricity Grid

Neoen and Tesla to build giant four-hour battery in landmark deal to squash solar duck

  2023-06-19 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Neoen is to build a massive four-hour battery in Western Australia in landmark and highly profitable contract designed to flatten solar duck in world’s biggest isolated grid.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity Grid | Tesla

Spain on track to pass 50 pct renewable energy generation in 2023

  2023-06-08 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Spain expected to surpass 50% average renewables mark on its grid this year, beating neighbouring EU powerhouses to the milestone.

  Tagged under: Spain | Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid

Renewable Energy Grid Survey points to 66 GW development pipeline in South Africa

  2023-06-06 (or before) by in Engineering News|Real-Economy News

A new survey of South Africa’s renewable-energy development pipeline, and its potential implications  for grid planning and investment, reveals that there is currently a 66 GW pipeline of wind and solar projects in South Africa and that a number of these projects are envisaged to be coupled with battery storage. The pipeline also includes some 2 GW of gas-to-power. The ‘Renewable Energy Grid Survey’, which has been compiled by Eskom in collaboration with the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) and the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) indicates that about 18.3 GW is at an a...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Africa | Wind Power | Electricity Grid

UK 'power dumping' raises concerns over energy management - Energy Live News

  2023-05-31 by in Energy Live News

National Grid ESO has reportedly paid up to £550/MWh to dump excess power into neighbouring countries

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid

Grid bottlenecks delay transition to clean energy | Financial Times

  2023-05-30 in Financial Times

Connecting wind and solar farms to tomorrow’s electricity-hungry customers will require huge investment

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Wind Power

Solar farms face 20-year waits for a connection to the grid

  2023-05-26 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Solar farm developers have been told that they will have to wait until as late as the 2040s to connect to local electricity grids, delaying £20 billion of energ

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid

Grid connection delays for low-carbon projects ‘unacceptable’, says Ofgem

  2023-05-15 in The Guardian

Watchdog’s chief writes to energy bosses as Grid sets out plan to cut waits by up to a decade

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid

UK hits renewables generation record

  2023-05-15 by in Renews.Biz

National Grid data reveals it has taken 50 years to reach the one trillionth kWh milestone

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid

Renewable energy projects worth billions stuck on hold - BBC News

  2023-05-11 (or before) in The BBC

Major UK renewable energy projects being delayed by more than 10 years as grid reaches capacity.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid

Grid flexibility trials cut Britain's winter electricity use by 3.3GWh

  2023-05-10 in Business Green

National Grid ESO data shows 1.6 million homes and businesses took part in its inaugural Demand Flexibility Services over the winter period

  Tagged under: Electricity | Electricity Grid

‘Lack of vision’: UK green energy projects in limbo as grid struggles to keep pace

  2023-05-08 in The Guardian

Clean electricity plans stuck for years because of ‘negligence’ by governments over modernising network, say renewable energy developers

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid

UK renewable energy: the long wait for grid connections must end | Financial Times

  2023-05-07 (or before) in Financial Times

To get projects up and running faster, one idea is to cherry pick the ones that are likeliest to get built

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid

March sees renewables generate 47% of UK electricity

  2023-04-12 by in Current News - Tracking the transition to a decarbonised, digitised and decentralised energy economy

The latest data from National Grid ESO has shown that 47% of the UK’s electricity was generated by zero carbon sources in March 2023.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid

Tomlinson: Experts slam $10B grid plan, GOP approves anyway

  2023-04-10 (or before) by in Houston Chronicle | Breaking News, Houston, Texas, US, World News

Texas Republicans approved a $10 billion plan for backup electricity after industry experts and executives told them it was a bad idea, urged alternatives.

  Tagged under: Insurance | US Politics | Electricity | Texas | Electricity Grid

On the History and Future of 100% Renewable Energy Systems Research

  2023-04-06 (or before) in

Research on 100% renewable energy systems is a relatively recent phenomenon. It was initiated in the mid-1970s, catalyzed by skyrocketing oil prices. Since the mid-2000s, it has quickly evolved into a prominent research field encompassing an expansive and growing number of research groups and organizations across the world. The main conclusion of most of these studies is that 100% renewables is feasible worldwide at low cost. Advanced concepts and methods now enable the field to chart realistic as well as cost- or resource-optimized and efficient transition pathways to a future without the use of fossil fuels. Such proposed path...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Hydrogen | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels | Climate Justice | Electricity Grid

UK grid: March sees record-breaking 83% zero-carbon electricity - Energy Live News

  2023-04-06 by in Energy Live News

In March, almost half of the UK's electricity was generated by renewables, with wind power delivering a new record and coal accounting for just 0.5% of generation

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal | Wind Power | Electricity | Electricity Grid

Load shifting and energy spills: Secrets to smarter grid dominated by wind and solar

  2023-04-04 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Major new report points to role smart management of energy and demand in the rapid shift to renewables, particularly while storage plays catch-up.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity Grid

EV transition targets are ‘not achievable’ within current timelines, industry says

  2023-03-09 (or before) in

Manufacturers have named challenges in adapting to a new battery supply chain, concerns over the investment, shortages of raw materials and lack of grid capacity as barriers to the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).

  Tagged under: Batteries | Electric Cars | EVs | Electricity Grid

The U.S. Has Billions for Wind and Solar Projects. Good Luck Plugging Them In.

  2023-02-23 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity Grid

We Need To Dispel the Myth That Fossil Fuel Power Plants Are Reliable

  2023-02-16 (or before) by in Distilled - Michael Thomas

Building more fossil fuel power plants will make our grid less, not more, reliable.

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid

Wind and solar output set landmark new milestone in Australia’s rapidly changing grid

  2023-02-12 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Renewables output breaks above 20GW in Australia’s main grid for first time, while output of wind and solar jumps 900MW to new record.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electricity Grid | Wind Power

Solar’s stunning journey from lab curiosity to global juggernaut wiping out fossil fuels

  2023-02-10 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Leading solar researcher predicts technology will “wipe fossil fuels” out of the global economy, and help deliver a resilient, reliable and extremely cheap energy grid.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Predictions | Fossil Fuels | Electricity Grid


  2022-11-10 (or before) in

We are developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems that will enable a reliable and fully-renewable electric grid year-round.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid

Storing renewable electricity on the grid of the future | by Kit Fitton | Medium

  2022-11-10 (or before) in Medium

Batteries are going to need some help

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Batteries | Electricity | Electricity Grid

Reducing energy waste key to meeting climate goals

  2022-10-03 in Reuters

Embracing decentralised power grids may be the way forward in building out renewable energy capacity to reach global climate goals, the CEO of investment firm Sustainable Development Capital said on Monday.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Electricity Grid

Nord Stream rupture may mark biggest single methane release ever recorded, U.N. says

  2022-09-30 in Reuters

Europe and the United States have heaped sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, raising worries the Kremlin will try to deprive Europe of energy supplies leading into the winter. Both sides have suggested saboteurs caused the leak.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change | Electricity Grid

Three Myths About Renewable Energy and the Grid, Debunked

  2022-09-03 (or before) in Yale E360

Renewable energy skeptics argue that because of their variability, wind and solar cannot be the foundation of a dependable electricity grid. But the expansion of renewables and new methods of energy management and storage can lead to a grid that is reliable and clean.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Wind Power

U.S. Needs A Lot More Land to Go Green by 2050

  2022-08-31 (or before) in Bloomberg

We may need 250 million acres for wind farms alone.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Land Use | Wind Power | Electricity Grid

The Colorado River drought is the first climate disaster the U.S. legally has to deal with

  2022-08-28 (or before) in

The Colorado River is dying and is one of the rare climate disasters that government officials will be legally required to address if current trends continue.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | Electricity Grid

Wind and solar power are 'bailing out' Texas amid record heat and energy demand | CNN

  2022-06-14 by in CNN International

Energy experts told CNN the Texas electric grid is holding up well this week in large part to strong performances from renewable energy.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Texas | Electricity Grid

Electric Vehicle Grid Integration

  2022-06-02 in Home – MOBI | The New Economy of Movement

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is growing at an extraordinary rate and with that growth brings a variety of opportunities for energy storage, transfer, and market activities. Today’s EV batteries are capable of storing between 30 to 200 kWh. For the EV, this energy is needed to provide more mileage in between charges;

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid


  2022-05-15 (or before) in Highview Power

Home | We help balance the grid by providing true long-duration energy storage.

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid

Storage Requirements and Costs of Shaping Renewable Energy Toward Grid Decarbonization

  2022-05-15 (or before) in Cell Press

Solar and wind energy can help to decarbonize electricity production but require other technologies, such as energy storage, to reliably meet demand. We study systems combining intermittent renewables with storage and other technologies and compare their electricity costs to alternatives. We estimate that in high-resource regions, with optimal resource mixes, low storage energy capacity costs (

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Wind Power

How Texas’ power grid failed in 2021 — and who’s responsible for preventing a repeat

  2022-02-15 by in Texas Tribune

In the state’s power grid, electricity and natural gas are co-dependent. Here’s how the winter storm last year broke the system.

  Tagged under: Texas | Electricity | Electricity Grid


  2022-02-11 (or before) in MIT Press

An optimistic—but realistic and feasible—action plan for fighting climate change while creating new jobs and a healthier environment: electrify everything.Climate change is a planetary emergency. We have to do something now—but what? Saul Griffith has a plan. In Electrify, Griffith lays out a detailed blueprint—optimistic but feasible—for fighting climate change while creating millions of new jobs and a healthier environment. Griffith's plan can be summed up simply: electrify everything. He explains exactly what it would take to transform our infrastructure, update our grid, and adapt our households...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electric Cars | US Politics | Cars | Health | Electricity Grid | Finance

G. B. National Grid status

  2022-02-06 (or before) in G. B. National Grid status

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid

Infrastructure killed the electric car - Nature Energy

  2021-12-16 (or before) in Nature

When prices are adjusted for quality, electric vehicles stood their ground to petrol cars in the early twentieth century United States. If the electricity grid had developed twenty years earlier, they might have reached a 68–79% market share and CO2 emissions per car could have declined by 60%, a new study finds.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity | Electricity Grid

“Slow Disaster Playing Out” As Germany Moves To Shut Down 8.5 GW Of Baseload Nuclear Capacity

  2021-11-29 in Watts Up With That?

In just over a month, Germany will close 3 of its newest and best nuclear power plants and more than 4050 MW of electricity will disappear from northern Europe’s power grid. 4050 MW is equivalent t…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Germany | Electricity | Electricity Grid

Imagine a nationwide energy system relying solely on distributed PV and V2G-equipped electric vehicles – pv magazine International

  2021-11-19 (or before) in pv magazine International

Norwegian researchers have sought to assess the theoretical technical feasibility of a country-level energy system based exclusively on distributed solar, electric vehicles, and vehicle-to-grid technologies. They applied the model to sunny Spain and found that 3.45 billion m<sup>2</sup> of PV systems would be necessary to build a 100% self-reliant energy system.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity Grid

We’re Heading Straight for a Demi-Armageddon

  2021-11-04 (or before) by in The Atlantic

What happens when we do something—but not enough—to stop climate change?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden | IPCC | Climate Change | Electricity | Russia | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Electricity Grid | Activism

Distributed energy resources for net zero: An asset or a hassle to the electricity grid? – Analysis - IEA

  2021-09-25 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Distributed energy resources for net zero: An asset or a hassle to the electricity grid? - A commentary by Doyob Kim, Alyssa Fischer

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Electricity | Electricity Grid

Decarbonizing the U.S. Economy with a National Grid

  2021-07-30 (or before) in EPIC

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid

Vanadium redox flow battery for utility-scale applications, microgrids – pv magazine International

  2021-07-25 (or before) in pv magazine International

A unit of Largo Resources is launching a new vanadium redox flow battery for utility-scale storage projects, microgrids, renewable energy integration, grid smoothing, and backup power. The battery will feature a modular architecture, based on 1 MW "building blocks" and 2 MWh blocks of storage capacity.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Batteries | Electricity Grid

Record-breaking heat wave envelops West, straining grid and sparking wildfires - Axios

  2021-06-16 (or before) by in Axios

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Electricity Grid

The rush to ‘go electric’ comes with a hidden cost: destructive lithium mining | Thea Riofrancos

  2021-06-14 in The Guardian

As the world moves towards electric cars and renewable grids, demand for lithium is wreaking havoc in northern Chile, says academic Thea Riofrancos

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Lithium | Chile | Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity Grid

In Boost for Renewables, Grid-Scale Battery Storage Is on the Rise

  2021-05-04 (or before) in Yale E360

Driven by technological advances, facilities are being built with storage systems that can hold enough renewable energy to power hundreds of thousands of homes. The advent of “big battery” technology addresses a key challenge for green energy — the intermittency of wind and solar.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Batteries | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity Grid

Major UK pension funds worth nearly £900bn commit to net zero

  2021-03-10 in The Guardian

Church of England, Lloyds and the National Grid among those pledging to meet 2050 target

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero | Electricity Grid

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids (Published 2021)

  2021-02-16 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Texas | Wind Power | Electricity Grid

Texas electric grid was at the mercy of cold weather - The Washington Post

  2021-02-16 in The Washington Post

The widespread power failures in Texas in the face of a winter cold snap shine a light on what some see as the derelict state of America’s electricity infrastructure, a mirror reflection of the chaos that struck California last summer.

  Tagged under: Electricity | Texas | California | Electricity Grid

Is nuclear fusion the answer to the climate crisis?

  2020-12-28 in The Guardian

Promising new studies suggest the long elusive technology may be capable of producing electricity for the grid by the end of the decade

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion | Electricity | Electricity Grid

California Reveals That the Transition to Renewable Energy Isn’t So Simple

  2020-08-19 by in Slate Magazine

Sometimes the features of a wind-and-solar system turn out to be bugs.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Wind Power | California | Electricity Grid

Work begins in Lincolnshire on world's longest subsea power cable

  2020-07-13 in The Guardian

€2bn, 475-mile Viking Link cable will share renewable energy between UK and Denmark

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid

A pipeline, a protest, and a polluted past

  2020-06-12 in Climate. Justice. Solutions.

A small pipeline poses big questions about the future of natural gas in New York.

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid

UK could tap into Africa's $24bn market for off-grid solar power

  2020-01-21 in The Guardian

Rapidly growing sector could prove lucrative as Britain seeks post-Brexit trade opportunities

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Africa | Electricity Grid

Sustainability expert Michael Mobbs: I’m leaving the city to prep for the apocalypse

  2019-09-28 in The Guardian

The man who wrote the book on living off-grid in the city plans to retreat to a rural bolthole, saying eco-friendly progress has not kept pace with the speed of climate collapse

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Drought | Collapse | Electricity Grid | Sustainability

Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning

  2019-06-16 (or before) in e-Print archive

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity, and we, as machine learning experts, may wonder how we can help. Here we describe how machine learning can be a powerful tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping society adapt to a changing climate. From smart grids to disaster management, we identify high impact problems where existing gaps can be filled by machine learning, in collaboration with other fields. Our recommendations encompass exciting research questions as well as promising business opportunities. We call on the machine learning community to join the global effort against climate change...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Electricity Grid

MPs back solar industry call for fair market payment - London Business News |

  2019-03-07 in LondonLovesBusiness

MPs, Lords and the Solar Trade Association have called on energy minister Claire Perry to respect the right of ordinary people to a fair minimum floor price for the electricity they export to the grid. The consultation on…

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid

Solar households expected to give away power to energy firms

  2018-12-18 by Adam Vaughan in The Guardian

Government confirms anyone who adds solar from April 2019 will not be paid for excess electricity exported to grid

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | UK | Electricity | Solar Energy | Electricity Grid

Just say no: Wi-Fi-enabled appliance botnet could bring power grid to its knees – Ars Technica

  2018-08-17 (or before) in Ars Technica

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid

Portugal reaches 100% renewables, ends fossil fuel subsidies

  2018-04-09 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Portugal grid averages 103% renewable electricity over month of March; government suspends power supply subsidies in April.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid

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